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The thorn in the starfish

the immune system and how it works

by Robert S. Desowitz

  • 14 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Immunology,
  • Popular works,
  • Popular Works,
  • Immunity,
  • Immune System

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementRobert S. Desowitz
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQR181.7 .D47 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination270 p. :
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24754824M
    ISBN 100393305562
    ISBN 109780393305562
    OCLC/WorldCa19131239

      The crown of thorns starfish is a well-known coral predator that can devour 10 square meters of coral annually. A COTS feeds itself by thrusting its stomach out of its body and onto the coral reef. It then releases enzymes to digest the coral polyps, which can take several hours.   Crown-of-thorns starfish usually eat the polyps of hard, relatively fast-growing stony corals, such as staghorn food is scarce, they will eat other coral species. They feed by extruding their stomach out of their bodies and onto the coral reef and then using enzymes to .

    The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) is native to coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. On healthy coral reefs, the coral - eating starfish plays an important role, as it tends to feed on the fastest growing corals such as staghorn and plate corals, allowing slower growing coral /5(3). Coral reefs get cancers, too, and one of the most interesting of coral reef cancer stories is that of the crown of thorns starfish. By most people's standards, crown of thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, are ugly. They have 16 to 18 arms and are covered all over with long, venomous spines. A big one can be half a meter in diameter.

    Acanthaster planci, more commonly known as the Crown-of-Thorn starfish, is a voracious predator which feeds on stony coral starfish gets its name from the toxic thorn-like spines covering its body, which resemble a biblical “crown of thorns”. BONE Crown of Thorns Book Trailer by Morag Riddell. Crown of Thorns - Ely! (Original Song inspired by The Cruel Prince and The Grisha Trilogy books) Crown of Thorns Starfish and the.


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He survived to pursue the embryology of sea urchins and starfish, one night taking a thorn from a rose and inserting it.

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Quick facts about this venomous and invasive sea star. The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci). Crown-of-thorns facts. Subscribe. The thorn in the starfish: how the human immune system works.

[Robert S Desowitz] -- Traces the history of disease control, discusses inoculations, antigens, antibodies, T cells, and AIDS, and looks at what happens when the human body gets sick. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.

The thorn in the starfish: how the human immune system works in. Here, as in his other popular books (The Thorn in the Starfish,etc.), our tropical medicine man on the scene tells a compelling tale that is half epidemiological sleuthing, half Author: Robert S.

Desowitz. The crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, is a large starfish that preys upon hard, or stony, coral polyps (Scleractinia).The crown-of-thorns starfish receives its name from venomous thorn-like spines that cover its upper surface, resembling the biblical crown of is one of the largest starfish Family: Acanthasteridae.

Although it sounds like an alien invader from a sci-fi horror film, the crown-of-thorns starfish has been sucking colour and life from the Great Barrier Reef as long as anyone can remember. One of the biggest threats to healthy reefs is the crown of thorns starfish, a spiny, toxic animal that feeds on living coral polyps.

Why the Crown of Thorns Starfish is a Threat Before overfishing and global warming was a problem, crown of thorn starfish posed little, if any threat to marine environments.

The crown-of-thorns starfish, or Acanthaster planci, is a large echinoderm covered in thorn-like spikes that preys upon coral. 2,9 While it is native to the Indo-Pacific region, the starfish has been described as invasive because of its dense populations, and the devastation it is causing to the Great Barrier Reef.

3,10 This predator prefers to feed on fast-growing coral, but will also feed on boulder coral, which are. Left: Two Crown of Thorns Starfish in Shark Bay. Right: Drupella clusters amongst branches of Acropora corals. It is not unusual to see clusters of coral predators in areas that are currently, or have recently experienced stress.

Drupella snails and the Crown of Thorns Starfish (CoTs) are the most prominent corallivores on Koh Tao’s reefs. The crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS, the Acanthaster planci species group) is a highly fecund predator of reef-building corals throughout the Indo Cited by: